Pilgrim Center

Selje Regional Pilgrim Center

Situated along Kystpilegrimsleia

Foto: Helle Frogner

Selje Regional Pilgrim Center is located in Selje (Stad municipality) and the sacred island of Selja is just a short boat trip away. The island of Selja became the first pilgrim destination in the country when Olav Tryggvason found relics in a pit on the island in 996. According to legend the relics were from the God-fearing princess Sunniva, who fled from Ireland when she was to be wed against her will to a heathen Viking chief. St. Sunniva was Norway's first saint and is the only female saint, after she was martyred in a pit on the island.


General manager, Tonje Ramse Trædal


+47 926 29 512


Selje prestegard, Nabben 5, 6740 Selje

Selje Regional Pilgrim Center is one of four regional pilgrim centres along the Kystpilegrimsleia coastal trail. The center assists with advice and guidance for pilgrims, businesses and stakeholders in these five key places:

The frontside of Selje rectory. Photo

Photo: Helle Frogner

Selje Pilgrim Center

The regional pilgrimage center in Selje is located in the preserved rectory in Selje, Stad municipality. Selje rectory was established at this site in the late 16th century. The main building, which now serves as the pilgrimage center, etc., was erected in the period 1782-84. In addition, there are five other buildings on the property built between 1784-1884. These will be put to use gradually.

Learn more about Selje Rectory and the Pilgrimage Center.

Now, the rectory has once again become a meeting place for pilgrims, visitors, and locals. It features a pilgrim reception, reading corner, exhibitions, and information. Over time, accommodation for pilgrims will also be available here. In the summer months, there is a permanent host in the rectory. At the Touristinformation in the municipality-building, you can also get your pilgrimage passport stamped, receive information, and explore the Sunniva- and monastery-exhibition that is there.

Opening hours:

The Pilgrimage Center in Selje Rectory is open daily during the summer season.

The residents' square in the municipal building is open year-round from 09:00 - 15:30 (extended hours in the summer months).

Pilgrims reading brochures inside the Pilgrim Center. Photo

Photo: Helle Frogner